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  • blog July 18, 2017

    Fela Kuti Tribute: Seun Kuti, Roy Ayers, Underground System

    Central Park SummerStage was the scene of an ecstatic summer blowout on Sun., July 16, when New York turned out in force for a tribute to Fela Kuti. New York’s own Underground System kicked off with a hard-hitting, female-fronted take … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2017

    Go Africa Harlem Street Festival July 15

    ,Like the rest of the subway, the A train might be running late, but you’ll still want to find a quick way to Harlem for the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival. The third edition of the one-day street festival takes place … Read more »

  • review June 23, 2017

    When the People Move, The Music Moves Too

    It’s a rare artist whose lineage spans from Mulatu Astatke to Buffy Sainte-Marie–in fact, Meklit may be the only one. Her latest album, When the People Move, The Music Moves Too, on Six Degrees Records, grafts Meklit’s singer-songwriter impulses to … Read more »

  • review June 16, 2017

    Petite Afrique

    Somi tells stories with music. This American Midwesterner and daughter of East African parents was effectively born into narrative, and into an inevitable quest for identity. She moved to New York some years back, and began to develop a self-styled … Read more »

  • blog May 2, 2017

    Otura Mun of Puerto Rican Band ÌFÉ Discusses the Spiritual Meaning of Ifá

    On Sat., April 22 at Dobbin St in Brooklyn, members of the Puerto Rico-based band ÌFÉ mounted the stage dressed humbly yet magnificently in all white and positioned themselves behind their respective percussion instruments. The event was hosted by Cosa … Read more »

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